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‚ÄčTrimester-by-Trimester Curriculum

The following course descriptions and credits are effective for students who begin the DAc program Effective September 2023 or thereafter.

Total Program Credits: 134

Phase One

Phase I: Term One (21.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
OM4408Introduction to Herbal Medicine2.5
OM4406Physiology of Herbal Medicine3.0
AC4461Meridian Theory & Point Location 12.5
AC4463Meridian Theory & Point Location 22.5
TM4491Tui Na1.0
TM4492Asian Body Work1.0
WB4401Western Medical Terminology1.0
WB4409Western Anatomy & Physiology2.0
WB4402Human Anatomy2.5
WB4404Principles of Biochemistry1.0

Phase I: Term Two (21.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
WC4523Psychopathology & Health Psychology2.0
OM4571Diagnosis & Skills of Herbal Medicine 11.5
AC4461Meridian & Point Energetics 12.0
AC4463Meridian & Point Energetics 22.0
WD4541Western Physical Exam2.0
WD4542Neuromusculoskeletal Exam1.0
WB4511Microbiology, Immunology & Public Health2.0
WB4512Western Pathology2.0
CL4561Clinic Observation 12.0
OM4572Diagnosis & Skills of Herbal Medicine 21.5
OM4511Etiology & Pathogenesis of Herbal Medicine3.0

Phase I: Term Three (20.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
AC4671Acupuncture & Clean Needle Technique2.0
ID4641Tai Chi1.0
ID4642Medical Qi Gong1.0
CL4662Clinic Observation 22.0
CL4663Clinic Observation 32.0
OM4651Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Strategy2.0
AC4681Microsystems & Advanced Acupunctures2.0
AC4672Acupuncture & Accessory Techniques1.0
PD4642Evidence-Based Practice2.0
OM4601Differential Diagnosis of Herbal Medicine 12.5
OM4602Differential Diagnosis of Herbal Medicine 22.5

Phase Two

Phase II: Term Four (18.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
WC5421Neurophysiology of Acupuncture2.0
WC5422Western Pharmacology & Toxicology2.0
CL5471Associate Internship 12.0
CL5472Associate Internship 22.0
CL5473Associate Internship 32.0
CL5474Associate Internship 42.0
AC5452Acupuncture Treatment Strategy2.0
PD5443Business, Marketing and Practice Management2.0
WD5441Imaging Diagnosis2.0

Phase II: Term Five (17.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
WD5542Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis2.0
TM5591Advanced Tui Na1.0
CL5581Acupuncture Senior Internship 12.0
CL5582Acupuncture Senior Internship 22.0
CL5583Acupuncture Senior Internship 32.0
CL5584Acupuncture Senior Internship 42.0
CL5585Acupuncture Senior Internship 52.0
OS5531Advanced Seminar 12.0
PD5541Doctor & Patient Relationship2.0

Phase II: Term Six (19.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
TM5692Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy of Herbal Medicine1.0
WI5601Integrative Medicine 12.0
WT5655Western Diet & Nutrition1.0
OS5632Advanced Seminar 22.0
WD5641Western Physical Diagnosis2.0
OM5653Nutrition & Food Therapy of Herbal Medicine2.0
DA7403Biomedical Diagnostics: Imaging Studies and Laboratory Values3.0
DA7301Doctoral Advanced Seminar 12.0
DA7501Patient Communication and Marketing2.0
DA7504Public Health2.0

Phase Three

Phase III: Term Seven (9.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
DA7402Research Methodology and Biostatistics**4.0
DA7302Doctoral Advanced Seminar 22.0
DA7601Integrating With Your Medical Community3.0

Phase III: Term Eight (9.0 Total Credits)

Course #Course TitleCredits
DA7602Independent Research**4.0
DA7502Starting a Practice2.0
DA7503Advanced Clinical Applications in Special Populations3.0


** Must be taken in the trimester where they are in the curriculum.